(Rental)-4 Out 1 in & 5 Out Motion Offense
Furman head coach Bob Richey led the Paladins to a school-record 25 wins in 2018-19, a season that included wins over Villanova and Loyola two teams that played in the Final Four that year. Much of Coach Richey’s success can be traced to the culture that he has established at Furman. Part of that culture includes a simple offense that appears to be very complex to opponents.
In this video, you will see how Coach Richey develops his offense by teaching players how to read what a defense is giving them. Players learn to overcome a defense that stops a first, second, third option in a traditional patterned offense. Watch as Coach Richey teaches the offense, his team philosophy and how he gets the most out of his players.
Furman plays in the very competitive Southern Conference. In order for Coach Richey’s team to beat opponents on a consistent basis, players and coaches must know the language you want to speak on the floor. Every coach has to know the program plan and vision and then be able to communicate that when interacting with athletes. This will ensure coaches maximize the talents and skill sets of all of their players.
Coach Richey employs a 4-Out motion offense. He starts his teaching by describing the basic terminology that players must know. Getting the ball into the post, low block, and short corner helps to create space on the strong side and allow for backdoor opportunities on defensive overplays.
With post players occupying most of the defense, perimeter players are free to cut and fill looking for open shots. Guards can take advantage of ball screens on a kick out from the post and attack the basket or hit an open jump shot.
The entire offense is orchestrated based on defensive reads. Players use simple actions that can be hard to defend because the offense isn’t run in a strict pattern. If you are looking to evolve your motion offense to center around reading the defense, this video should be added to your collection.